The next Big Library Read takes place from July 13 until July 27! And we're excited to announce that the title is The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake.
The Girl in His Shadow takes place in London in 1845. Raised by surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after losing her parents, Nora Beady knows little about conventional life and much about suturing and anatomical illustrations of dissections. Women face dire consequences if caught practicing medicine, but in Croft's private clinic Nora is his most trusted—and secret—assistant… until the new surgical resident Dr. Daniel Gibson arrives. To protect Dr. Croft and his practice Nora must learn to play a new and uncomfortable role—that of a proper young lady. When she makes a discovery that could change the field forever, Nora faces an impossible choice. Remain invisible and let the men around her take credit for her work, or step into the light—even if it means being destroyed by her own legacy.
What is Big Library Read? It's a reading program facilitated by OverDrive through your library that connects readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. The Girl in His Shadow is the 28th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year.
Readers can join an online discussion about the book at biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion, and a reading guide is also available to encourage conversation and help people get the most from The Girl in His Shadow.